S&P 500 futures were up 0.09%, Dow Jones Industrial Average futures added 0.05%, and Nasdaq futures climbed 0.1%.
General Electric added 0.4% on Friday after swinging to a first-quarter profit. Net income of $619 million, or 7 cents a share, compared with losses of $61 million, or 1 cent a share, in the same quarter a year earlier. Adjusted earnings of 21 cents a share beat consensus by 4 cents. Revenue declined 1% to $27.66 billion, though topped analysts' estimates of $26.37 billion. GE saw growth in its oil and gas, health care, transportation, and power businesses, among others.
Visa rose 3% before the bell following better-than-expected quarterly earnings. The credit card company earned 86 cents a share, 7 cents higher than expected. Revenue climbed 23.1% to $4.47 billion. Payments volume grew 37% to $1.7 trillion, while total processed transactions increased 42%. Visa also authorized a $5 billion stock repurchase program.
Schlumberger (SLB) shares were down more than 0.5% premarket after the oilfield services company reported first quarter revenue below analyst expectations for the period. Earnings of 25 cents a share met consensus, while revenue of $6.89 billion came in short of a target of $6.98 billion.